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July 2018

AWCommunity Day: Summer Edition
July 7 @ 12:00 pm

Please join us Saturday July 7th 12-5p for AWCommunity Day: Summer Edition! Local vendors will fill the lobby of the August Wilson Center. Enjoy dance, face-painting, music, food trucks, and more outside the Center, and on a stage on Liberty Avenue! Performance Schedule: 12:30-1:15p KRUNK Movement- Center of Life 1:30 – 2:15P Pittsburgh CAPA Jazz Quartet 2:30 – 3:15p Roland Ford Line Dancing 3:30 – 4:15p The Flow Band This event is FREE and open to the public!

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Happy July
July 12 @ 7:00 pm

We're keeping summer happy with a new happy hour series, Happy July. We welcome patrons into the building after work each Thursday in July to unwind, network, experience our galleries and live poetry over your favorite wine, beer, or spirits. The event is free with a cash bar.

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Living Out Loud
July 17 @ 6:00 pm

Living Out Loud: Patriarchy, Civility, and The New Reality Join three prominent experts in history, civil rights, social justice, and education talk about their work in context with the exhibition, Lest We Forget. Samuel W. Black, Director, African American Program, Senator John Heinz History Center Martha Conley, Attorney and Activist Arif Jamal, Librarian, African American and Buhl Social Work Collection, University of Pittsburgh Free | Light Refreshments

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Happy July
July 19 @ 7:00 pm

We're keeping summer happy with a new happy hour series, Happy July. We welcome patrons into the building after work each Thursday in July to unwind, network, experience our galleries and live poetry over your favorite wine, beer, or spirits. The event is free with a cash bar.

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Happy July
July 26 @ 7:00 pm

We're keeping summer happy with a new happy hour series, Happy July. We welcome patrons into the building after work each Thursday in July to unwind, network, experience our galleries and live poetry over your favorite wine, beer, or spirits. The event is free with a cash bar.

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The Duo Brunch
July 29 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for our inaugural Duo Brunch at the August Wilson Center. The Duo Brunch will include great food and music as our featured artist does a live painting. What better way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. *Ticket includes two small plates and two cocktails.

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September 2018

Wall Of Sound: Aaron Abernathy
September 21 @ 9:00 pm

Aaron Abernathy, is a pianist/soul singer and multi-talented entertainer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Abernathy comes from a long-line of historical pioneers including Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and student of the same high school music program as the late R&B great Gerald Levert. Abernathy has toured the globe as a vocalist and musician with various acts for over a decade, though many first discovered his talents via the 2016 album Monologue--a concept album with themes of love, personal…

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Taste of Blues Party
September 28 @ 8:00 pm

Blues and BBQ will fill the August Wilson Center to kick off the 2018 Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival during the inaugural TASTE OF BLUES PARTY. Throughout the party, local restaurants will provide BBQ inspired samplings of their best dishes. Local and nationally recognized blues musicians will take the stages for intimate and exciting performances to kick off the festival. VALET parking will be available.

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Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival
September 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The African American Cultural Center is pleased to present the first Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival on September 29-30 at the August Wilson Center and outdoors on Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. Poised to attract regional and national audiences, the Highmark Blues and Heritage Festival will feature music, workshops, lectures, free concerts by local and emerging artists, plus ticketed performances featuring nationally and internationally renowned blues artists. Saturday September 29, 2018 Outdoor stages with FREE performances (11:30 am to 4:15 pm)…

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October 2018

Familiar Boundaries. Infinite possibilities: Private Opening Reception
October 11 @ 5:30 pm

Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities, a group exhibition of regional, national, and international contemporary artists, draws from themes that question society’s obsession with tradition, policing, consumption, and indulgence. This exhibition in the galleries of the August Wilson Center provides the featured artists the opportunity to create spaces of joy, safety, healing, and care for humanity and the environment. See it first!...Please join us for our private opening reception   VIP Experience: $150 | 5:30-7:00pm Includes private guided tour of the exhibition,…

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